Indiana history

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut

By |June 19th, 2016|

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic,
and in tough times of my life, I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Everybody Loves A Parade: 5 Years Marshaling IndyPride

By |June 15th, 2015|

Last Saturday marked my fifth year volunteering for the Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade in Indianapolis. Ever since returning to Indy in 2010, I’ve made a point to stay involved in celebrating the diversity of art and culture in my community. Somehow spending one Saturday […]

Lotus Moment: A Connoisseur of Coffeeshops Part Deux

By |April 6th, 2015|

Why this is awesome: It’s been a full year since I discovered my favorite coffeeshop, and even though it’s a little out of my way, I love going there to work, play and people watch. Some days, I get my favorite seat in the corner […]

Lotus Moment: Seat Of Nocturnal Government

By |March 7th, 2015|

Why this is awesome: Indianapolis is only 1 of 2 US cities whose state name appears in their capital city moniker. (The other is Oklahoma City.) When you live in Indy, you sometimes forget that the seat of state government is mere blocks away from your favorite sports bar or boutique. Perhaps that’s why
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American Spirits: The Rise & Fall Of Prohibition

By |February 10th, 2015|

This weekend marks the closing of a fascinating exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, the wonderful American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. For those who might not be able to make it to the museum before the exhibit ends, here are a few pictures […]

Lotus Moment: Calm On The Water

By |September 19th, 2013|

Hoosier Hometown Pride – Crossword Style

By |May 7th, 2011|

Today’s 500 Mini-Marathon marks the official start of the Indy 500-themed fever that grips the Hoosier state every May. However, this year’s affliction will be more expansive than usual thanks to the 2011 Centennial Celebration.

That’s right. The May 29th race marks the 100-year anniversary of […]

A Tribute to Indiana's Native Son: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Grand Opening

By |January 31st, 2011|

Last Saturday’s gray, chilly winter afternoon in Indy’s Indiana Avenue Cultural District received a sweet dose of sunshine at the grand opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Admirers from all over the Hoosier state (and a few from beyond our borders) flitted in and […]

Out at the 2010 Indy LGBT Film Festival

By |November 15th, 2010|

Before I moved to the West Coast in 2004, I had the pleasure of becoming a fan of the local LGBT film festival here in Indy. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that the festival had not floundered in my absence. Not only that. […]